J Clin Med 2021 May 9;10(9). Epub 2021 May 9.
Research Group "Empowering Health by Physical Activity, Exercise and Nutrition" [CTS1038], Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of Cadiz, 11009 Cadiz, Spain.
(1) Objective: To analyze the exercise programs used to prevent of acute hamstring injuries in eleven-a-side football players, and their effectiveness. (2) Methods: A systematic review (PRISMA) was conducted (2008-2020), including RCTs, that exclusively used physical exercises as a prevention method. (3) Results: Ten studies were selected considering 14 interventions, including nine different programs: FIFA11+ (11+), Harmoknee, eccentric Nordic Hamstring Exercise (NHE) exclusively, with eccentric exercises, with stretching or with proprioceptive, New Warm-up Program (NWP), Bounding Exercise Program (BEP), the only one with no positive results, and proprioceptive exercises. Read More